bySteven A. Hauck, II, Douglas A. Eng and George J. Tahu
The purpose of this study was to determine the feasibility of a landed mission to Mercury. It was conducted by the JHU/APL Space Department in partnership with Marshall Space Flight Center, Glen Research Center, and Steven Hauck from Case Western Reserve University. This was conducted as a concept maturity level (CML) 3 study focusing on feasibility trades and options for concepts with a goal of determining whether such a mission could be accomplished within a Principal Investigator (PI)-led... Topics: Mercury, Concept Study, NASA, Lander, Mission, Decadal
Lunar Laser Ranging studies the Moonâs internal structure and properties by tracking the variations in the orientation and tidal distortion of the Moon as a function of time. Future missions to the Moonâs surface should include new laser ranging instrumentation capable of improved range accuracy. Topics: Inner Planets â Mercury, Venus, and the Moon.